When small businesses are formed, the owners are most often concerned with day to day operations. If a small business was launched to provide a product or service, the daily maintenance of that product or service is the chief interest of the business team. The financial viability of the small business is dependent on the immediate revenues generated by the day to day … [Read more...] about The Role of Projects in Small Business
As a youngster growing up in the Piedmont section of North Carolina, baseball was a big part of summer activities. Every American Legion post in the region sponsored a baseball team for teenage boys. My community had produced the Major League batting champion in the early 1950s and baseball scouts could be spotted at local games evaluating the talent for Major League … [Read more...] about Right Field is the Place to Be
If you are a small business owner or an entrepreneur ready to start a new venture, you’ve heard all the opinions about whether to share your secrets and your uniqueness with the business community you are part of. On the one hand, the opinion seems to be that you should not give away what your customers and stakeholders should be buying from you. On the other hand, sharing … [Read more...] about The Rewards in Sharing Your Secrets of Your Startup Business
For the past ten years, I have written this blog focusing on the Program Management Office, project manager behavior and performance, and lessons learned from projects. The framework for lessons learned for projects has been very simple: What is the expected result, What was the actual result, What was the Gap between the two, and What was the Lesson Learned based on … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned Are All Around Us
At some time, every project manager, from those in the sand box to those in multi-million-dollar projects, has asked the question “Where are the resources to finish this project?” It is inevitable in our lives that something causes our projects to run short just when the end is in sight. Call it poor planning or poor management, things happen. When this happens … [Read more...] about Where Are the Resources to Finish This Project?